To respect our reviewers' personal time during winter break, the IRB will not intake or process expedited or full-board submissions until January 4. The IRB office will handle inquiries and process exempt/NHSR applications through Dec. 18, then will be closed until Jan. 4. Due to a likely backlog and continued understaffing, expect significant delays in response/processing during the winter term and plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding and patience. May you have safe and happy holidays!
As you develop your project, a consultation with the IRB may be helpful. A simple discussion may lead you to revise your project design for a variety of reasons, such as unanticipated identifiers, unnecessary risks to human subjects, or a resulting change in the IRB review level. If you have questions at any stage in the process, please contact the IRB at email@example.com or 206-296-2585.
*Note: If you are a part-time SU employee during the academic year, consult with the Provost’s Office regarding eligibility for IRB review of your research protocol.